A group of area resiidents attended Tuesday's Lafayette City-Parish Council meeting to voice their opposition to a  park planned by the Muslim Education Center of Acadiana.

They expressed concerns pertaining to whom the facility might attract.
A Baton Rouge newspaper reports the group of residents objected to a request by the developers be allowed to build a chain-link fence around the facility. The usual requirement is a 6-foot tall sight-proof fence. The variance was approved, over the objections of Gary Mire, and a group of residents who turned out to voice their concerns. Mire reportedly said the people at the site appear to be "all foreigners."